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a programme enabling victims of domestic violence to save themselves and their pets in a deeper look we look at boko haram's legacy of violence and its growing threat to nigeria and beyond. great to have you with us. europe is on high alert following a series of arrests and expanded security. four men were arrested in athens, alleged to have ties to a planned attack in belgium. a short time ago the associated press reported that the men detained in greece have no ties to the adelaidelleged attacks in belgium. it marks the first time in 30 years troops were used to reinforce police in belgium cities. we have more from brussels.
>> belgium is on a heightened state of alert. authorities took the step of calling in the army. around 300 tloops will be de -- troops will be gradually deployed, and we are seeing them on the streets of brussels and they are expected to be on the streets in the north of the country, where there's a large jewish population and vervier. on thursday the authorities staged a raid against an extremist cell. two suspects were killed a third arrested. that was one of a dozen raids taking place across the country. authorities say they have dismantled extremists and destroyed logistical capability. those people were planning attacks on targets and installations. belgium had more of its population join fighters in iraq and syria than any other european country. the fear is that the people could bring the fight to the
streets of belgium. >> two french citizens arrested suspected of being member of al qaeda. the national security chief says al qaeda has around 1,000 members from 11 different country, and did not say whether the two suspects played a role in the attack on "charlie hebdo". security was boosted on saturday. armed security were guarding the airport. the military will support 2,000 perm protecting the airport. in the wake of the "charlie hebdo" attacks, france deployed press and troops. jonah hull has the latest from paris. >> in france the popularity of "charlie hebdo"'s edition force no know bounds sold out at most kiosks despite a run of 7 million copies. in ordinary times the paper
sells 60,000 a week. at the same time in some of france's former african colonies empty protests continued for a second day. this is where churches were set alight and tear gas fired angered by "charlie hebdo"'s front cover. a cartoon depiction of prophet muhammad. president francis hollande was in the south of france with a message of unity. >> translation: we are one country, one people. one france. a france where there's no distinction between religion relief and sympathies facing those that want to entrench a religious war within us. >> security remains fight in the french capital and around the country. some 120,000 police and soldiers are on patrol. protecting sensitive sites.
>> and the investigation continues, with france at the highest state of alert. police are questioning is number of people arrested in what was described as anti-terror raids. they believe the gunmen may have been part of a wider network. >> a week after the unity march that brought more than a million people and 40 world leaders on to the streets of paris, an image of that day was hung on the facade of the museum. on top of the statue a triumph of the republic a man brandishes a giant pencil above the crowds. the iranian government banned a newspaper for voicing support for the "charlie hebdo" magazine. the papers editor in chief says they've been ordered to close on tuesday. they published a headline on the front page quoting george clooney saying "i am charlie" the governor of iran condemned
publishing of prophet muhammad 7 people died in protests in nij nijer. >> reporter: crowds of men gathered outside a church in the capital they were angry about the depiction of the prophet muhammad on the french satirical magazine "charlie hebdo". they attacked the church ripped payments from the bible and set fire to the building. niger is a former french colony. in other parts of the capital protesters set fire to the flag. >> they offended our prophet muhammad, that's why we didn't like this. this is why muslims are trying to protest. the state is not letting us. that is why we are angry today. >> reporter: at least two churches were attacked
protesters targetting french-owned businesses a police station and burnt cars near the mosque. the french embassy warned citizens to stay indoors. >> they were protests against the "charlie hebdo" in other parts of the world. in pakistan major cities protests broke out, and continued on saturday. lawyers across the country boycotted the courts causing the postponement of 15,000 trials. >> it will be passed on an international level under which these people cannot heard the feelings of others. we do not meddle in other's religions, in the same way they don't have the right to say anything about our religion. >> similar protests took place in yemen, where the attacks were supposed to be master-minded. >>. >> translation: this is a message from the yemeni enough insults against prophet muhammad. if you don't stop you'll regret
it in the future. >> reporter: there was a wave of protests in syria, a country quashed by four years of war. the anger so far was in france's former colonies north africa the israeli prime minister denounces an examination by the international criminal court into whether war crimes were committed during the war. >> the i.c.c. prosecutor began yesterday and will determine if a formal investigation will begin. the court has no standing says binyamin netanyahu, to conduct an investigation, because palestine is not a recognised state and israel was defending itself against attacks by hamas. >> what we see here is something truly amazing. the lofty goals of the i.c.c. are turned upside down. the court was founded to prevent a repeat of history's worst crimes.
among them the genocide of 6 million juice. now the palestinians are manipulating the i.c.c. allowing the jewish state to defend itself against the war crimes and the terror that the court was established to prevent. >> more than 2,000 died in the gaza conflict. almost all were palestinians. 500 of them were children. >> the palestinian government prompted the examination when it submitted its application for membership at the i.c.c. it was waiting approval. by joining the palestinian government opens itself up to face charges as well. >> reporter: palestinian leaders are pursuing a news strategy to put pressure on israel. by joining the international criminal court, the door was open for the court to vet the possibility of war crimes. the chief prosecutor of the court launched a preliminary
examination into events. that include israel's assault on the gaza strip, where more than 2,000 palestinians were killed. >> israel objects the absurd decision. i.c.c. prosecutor. it's absurd for the i.c.c. to ignore international law and agreements upped which the palestinians -- under which the palestinians don't have a state. the palestinians are ready for investigation by the courts. >> we are going to international legality and that court, come what may. >> the memories of last year's war in gaza are not fresh. people are pessimistic about the investigation. they say it's too late. >> it's due for a move. it's better than none. >> no charges have been brought up against anyone. israel quickly denounced the palestinian move to join the i.c.c. with israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu
saying palestinians have chosen a path of confrontation. and military action is not the only indication. the israeli government's spirited move was to freeze a transfer of 127 million in tax revenues to the palestinian authority. israel started seeking legal action through n.g.o.s human rights group asked i.c.c. to investigate alleged war crimes committed by palestinian leaders. the u.s. is also against i.c.c. moves, and the $400 million it anies to the palestinian authority is at risk. the u.s. hit i.s.i.l. with 29 air strikes in the last 24 hours. the combined joint task force says it took out cars building equipment and key positions in iraq and hit i.s.i.l. fighters in seven cities. in syria officials launched air strikes which they say destroyed
a tank. as fighting tips the u.s. increases troops it says it will send. soldiers will be sent to train forces in the fight against i.s.i.l. based in turkey saudi arabia and qatar. the pentagon announced this week they'd send 400 personnel in the spring. they say the number has not been finalised and it could mean sending more than 1,000 american soldiers. >> pope francis is celebrating mass with millions of worshippers in manila. organizers expect 6 million filipinos will join the pontiff. in in the aftermath of a tropical storm, one that killed a papal volunteer. saturday the weather forced the 78-year-old pope francis to cut short a trip to leyte island devastated by a typhoon in 2013 a group of american legislators arrived in cuba the first visit by u.s. congress members since president obama
announced he was restoring diplomatic ties. it will examine how to make the u.s.-cuba relationship as constructive as possible. they'll meet with cuban government officials and ambassadors from mexico spain, columbia and nor way. it includes six members, led by senator patrick lay hi from vermont. >> i'm not going to prejudge them. i'll make my views known. we hope to have more freedom of expression amongst cubans and the ability for our own two countries to talk with each other. it's something long overdue. >> the newest-cuba relations eases travel and trade. congress has the authority to lift the 54 year-old embargo. coming up on al jazeera america boko haram's legacy of ruthless violence. it is the subject of "a deeper
welcome back together we take a deeper look at boko haram. west africans leaders are hoping to combat the rebel group. they have killed thousands of nigerians in the past year. the violent is part of the group's campaign to create an islamic calafat. jonathan betz takes a look this is believed to be a boko haram training camp where members learn to use automatic weapons. it was founded 10 years ago. the goal is to create an islamic state, wipe away all western influences and impose a harsh version of islamic law. much like i.s.i.l. boko haram expanded its activities to chad niger and cameroon. since 2009, under their leader boko haram has become violence.
staging an armed campaign against the nigerian government and civilians in the north of the country. loosely translated it means western education is forbidden. in the last year they have stepped up attacks on schools. most notably abducting 300 schoolgirls from chibok in april. most are missing. al jazeera took these pictures after four attacks killed 100 students. in one, 32 were killed at a boarding school. every building was burnt down. attacks have become common in areas where boko haram operates. recently released satellite images shows the extent of damage - survivors of a january 3rd attack say boko haram storm through, torching everything in its wake. in 2013 nigerian president declared a state of emergency in
the three states boko haram concentrates its campaign. >> it controls an area half the sides of pennsylvania. 1.5 million nigerians had to flee their homes. boko haram uses young women in the attacks. in november 3rd female used bombers, one thought to be about 10 targeted crowded marketplaces killing dozens. many feared the women were not recruits but host edges violence continues. the international community, including the united states is weighing its options. for the latest on the efforts we turn to abuja. >> there has been a flurry of the boko haram activity in nigeria and cameroon. the secretary of state john kerry talks about the possibility of united states and
u.k. intervening to bring to an end this unfortunate development that is hurting nigeria and its neighbours. then we saw the president of cameroon call to ask for assistance for a counterpart from chad dealing with threats. the chadian parliament authorised deployment of troops to cameroon and nigeria. for the meement they are going to cameroon. nigeria has not requested formal assistance. the economic community of west africa state is talking about setting up a task force to deal with a threat of boko haram, as well as other terror activities. now, this shows that countries in the region and countries observing what is happening in parts of nigeria and cameroon are concerned with this development. we'll probably see the deployment of foreign troops from maybe the united states britain, and other west african countries, as well as the member
states of the african union. the big question is - how will some nigerian states take the development. many are suspicious of the visiting foreign troops from the west especially. for a deeper look i'd like to welcome the deputy director of the africa subdivision at human rights watch and michael posner professor of business at new york university. great to have you both with us. boko haram has been around since 2002. when it comes to starting the international conversation on boko haram, are we ready? >> people watching nigeria have been paying close attention to boko haram. the abuse is intensifying in 2009 when the nigerian government killed the leader and they have been retaliating and rebelling against the government since that time in a public way. >> some would describe the u.s. response as muted. how would you respond to that? >> i think the u.s. has been - i
served in the obama administration since 2013. there's a reluctance to be critical. part of the problem is that nigerian security force, army task force, are not up to the job, they are corrupt. they are kind of weak? >> where does it come from. >> nigeria is an ally it's important to the united states. it's an important place. we need to be lal to those principles or interests and the government needs to do nor protect its own people. >> what is the end goal for boko haram. >> it imposes a strict imposition of shia law and
impose a caliphate in the north. a traditional few and seeks to retaliate from against the government. for abuses against members of the community and family members. >> can a comparison be made between boko haram, and a group like i.s.i.l.? >> i think there is some comparison. you can take it too far. in both instances is you have young men that have seen failure of government and the response is to use violence in the name of islam to strike out. they have given up hope. they don't have economic opportunity and are basically saying this is the best thing going. they are similar, but their local particular arties -
nigeria is different. you can get carried away trying to make the comparison. >> they haven't been as vocal, as public as i.s.i.l. >> that's true. an obstacle to the international community knowing and doing more about boko haram is the lack of public information about the group - how it's funded and recruits members. where it's located. i don't know if you agree with that. we have found that frustrating. >> how are they funded? sophisticated weaponry in comparison to the nigerian army. >> it's a bit of a black area we don't know all the details. there's kidnapping money from the gulf and basically rob of course stealing. an element of conspiracy taking advantage of the local community. >> it's important to note that boko haram overran nigerian
security forces. so some of the arms they carry are from the nigerian government itself. >> speaking of the nigerian government. it has 6 billion budget when it comes to fighting. the army they have to buy their own uniforms and get 60 bullets. where is it coming from corruption? >> there's a massive amount of corruption in nigeria, covering every aspect of what the government is doing in security. one of the problems you have with the security forces is there's corruption. some security forces are more loyal to boko haram, than the government. that's a challenge. >> would you like to add? >> no, i agree with it. >> is the nigerian government capable of tackling boko haram. >> it's an obstacle to dealing with the group. nigeria has a reputation for something a strong military but in this case i think it's right
that they have not been up to the job, and in the process, they have committed many abuses alienating members of the community who could be allies for them. >> what is your assessment of jonathan goodluck? >> i think he is a leader still trying to find his way. he's up for re-election in a month's time or six week's time. on these issues he has not done what he needs to do to reach out to people in the north-east of nigeria, to fight the destination. boko haram is a horrible group, committing horrendous acts but the under lying recruiting strategy is partly in response to a government that has not provided jobs education and opportunity. that ultimately, rests with the government. >> what do you think he's failed. does he not understand the magnitude of boko haram.
>> he's dealing with a complicated government with a history of corruption. it didn't happen on his watch, but for a long time. there has been a subdivision between north and south. what we see is the residue or the result of decades of underdevelopment or lack of knowing what goes on. it will take time to resolve it. you can't resolve it with a military response. that's part of it. >> how much of a thread is boko haram behind its borders. >> it's a regional threat. there are almost a million people displaced from their homes. a number are in neighbouring countries. it's a regional threat and it requires a regional solution as
well. >> what will it take? >> a redoubling of efforts by the nigerian government to say this is a huge priority and will take getting the security forces under control and at the same time providing economic incentives. third, from the international community, we have to put more time and attention. we spend a lot of attention on the middle east. this is too big of a story, issue. nigeria is the largest country in africa. the future will affect the future. >> who needs to take the lead when it comes to retraining the military? >> well it would be nice if the nigerian government were more resent resent -- receptive to the u.s. and british to come in and be helpful. they are rhetty sent to do that and have rejected some of our training. they have to meet a standard. the u.s. has a lay hi law saying
you can't train troops violating human rights. they and we need to step up and say "this is something we need to put more attention to. >> what will it take moving forward? >> i think it's importance that nigeria reigns in the security forces, it would be a show of confidence making the government a more willing partner, making them accept for help from others. it's important to improve protection this the north. it's about the girls abducted and others affected with socio support. and to end the marginalization of the north. which allows the abuses to perpetuate. >> what is life like for nigeria? >> it depends where they are. for people in the south, the boko haram threat feels removed, as if it's part of another
country. for the people in the north it's a huge threat that affects many parts of the daily life. >> what do you see for the country and jonathan goodluck. >> i'm not going to predict who will win or lose. we have a longer term struggle here. whoever is elected - they'll need to redouble efforts to go north and basically try to bring the people back into the fold, to make them feel loyalty to the state or the country, that is protecting their interests. people in the north-east in particular feel enormously vulnerable threatened on a daily basis. on the one hand by boko haram, when the military comes in and runs rough shod that's another problem. we have to encourage the government of nigeria to basically say "this is an area that needs investment - human investment capital, better education, and give people hope
and an opportunity. so that is disappears. that's who we are confronting. i would hope that jonathan goodluck coming forward will say this is part of what he will do. >> it's a long road. we'll have to bring it there. appreciate your time on "a deeper look." coming up on al jazeera america let's take a live look as we look on here. pope francis is celebrating mass with millions of worshippers in manila, it's after 9 o'clock in the morning on sunday. organizers expect 6 million filipinos will join the pontiff. >> and several cities in pennsylvania i tell you what the lawsuit is about. victims of domestic violence sometimes risk their own lives rather than abandon their pets. next - a rare programme giving women a second chance with their
domestic violence may be behind a shooting in melbourne florida. the gunman targetting his wife. she was shot but survived. another man shot survived. the gunman killed himself. several pennsylvania cities are fighting back after being sued by the national rifle association. the n.r.a. claims the gun law violates the state constitution courtney kealy has the story from philadelphia. >> reporter: the national rifle association is suing the cities of lancaster, philadelphia and pittsburgh pennsylvania two other prosecond amendment groups are suing pennsylvania's capital, harrisburg. the suits filed days after state law went in effect allowing gun owners and group to challenge local gun laws and seek legal fees and other costs. peninsula borrowed local officials from passing gun maresures since 1974, but the
law was rarely enforced. a growing number of cities and downs over the years enacted laws. when house bill 80 was signed into law it was the have toingest firearms preexemption. it shows that gun owns do not have to be harmed to win in court. according to chris cox, the director of n.r.a.'s institute prosecutor legislative action: in the city of lancaster with a population of less than 60,000, half of which is aimish the n.r.a. is whelming an ordnance requiring a person to report a loft firearm. >> the lawyer representing the
n.r.a. threatened great post to us if we would allow this lawsuit to go ahead. quite frankly, we feel that's public policy by blackmail. >> under threat of litigation more than 20 pennsylvania municipalities moved to repeal the firearms ordnances, instead of going to court. lancaster and philadelphia challenge the law, which, according to pittsburgh mayor, was: states have firearm pre'emion statues, connecticut, hawaii new york and massachusetts allow for local laws. a spokesperson for the brady campaign to prevent gun violence
joins us. a growing number of cities and towns are enacting stricter laws than those on the state level. would you consider this proction when it comes to gun prevention? >> hi thank you for having me here tonight. obviously local officials are in a better position to know what the laws are to implement to make the communities safe. >> the n.r.a. challenging the law. do you believe their lawsuit will be successful? will it challenge anything moving forward? >> again it important to understand the gun corporation is hely invested in keeping law enforce. from being able to hold them accountable for easily making guns seriesly accessible to
dangerous and prohibited people around the country. many states since the tragedy of sandy hook have passed expanded checks and comprehensive gun legislation to make the community safer. there is process, but you can expect the gun industry to fight the process. >> when you work for a campaign to prevent gun violence do you believe the up to s, municipalities, that the laws are needed in. >> i do believe they are needed. if municipal government is the center of innovation. it makes sense you have preemion and stream lining of state laws that's only the case where those
state laws are strong gun laws. and makes sense and make communities safer. where they are not safer. the locality should have the right to pass laws that are stricter that will make the community safe. in lancaster, you have - you have an ordnance which requires what seems to be a commonsense law. if you lose or have a gun stolen you have to report it to the police. that makes sense for protecting from those that steal or take guns and use them in crimes so the police know the guns are out there and they investigate and secure the guns. >> it's a common sense law. how much progress looking at the picture have we seep on the federal level, when it come to gun violence prevention? >> well again in the last congress we had bipartisan
legislation that would require background checks for gun sales, whether they are at a gun deal are or in a private sale at a gun show or online or in person to person from private sellers. we had a majority of senators who supported that legislation, and had 188 cosponsors the largest amount of cosponsors. >> there has been a lot of progress. >> the republican congress has an opportunity to build on that. if they don't. we will look past them. we have a number of states looking to pass expanded background checks. washington state in november passed expanded checks. we'll move in that direction. >> over the last several years
there has been horrible tragedies. are there solutions moving forward that will improve the current climate when it comes to gun violence? >> i appreciate you asking that question. again, not all solutions come from poll city. there are things that can be done. millions of parents across the country have entered into awkward conversations. and are asking their neighbours and friend and other places where children visit. if a gun is loaded and unlocked. this is saving kids lives. across the country these kinds of efforts can continue to reduce gun violence. it's not just policy and legislation. there are many things that americans can do. >> the conversation continues.
appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> it's a reality for many domestic abuse survivors, the choice between safe haven and emotional support. few shelters will take in domestic survivor providers with pets. a shelter will lead the way in changing that. affordable care act visited that shelter. >> good girl. let me see. >> jazz mip, teresa and tony seemed happy and healthy, it was not always so. jasmine and two dogs arrived at the urban institute. what brought you here. >> i had an incident at what used to be my home. i was beaten up. i tried to defend myself. my ankle was broken. i couldn't go back home. >> because of tony and teresa.
she believed she had few option believing no shelter would take her and her pets. >> it hit me that i was homeless. it had not hit me at that time when everything happened but it hit me. >> when you decided that you had to leave, it was time to go did you ever at any moment consider leaving without... >> no. >> never. >> no. >> wasn't going to happen. >> it wasn't an option. sometimes you are so stressed out. you say pain if i leave i'll come back. i never thought like that. >> reporter: a social worker told gentlemans mip about a new -- jasmine about a new programme at the urban institute. jasmine got the response she wanted to hear. they said will you be ready to come here tomorrow? i said "of course." the urban resource institute is one of a happenedful of places
that accepts abuse victims and petitions. people and animal lives safely is the programme. it's not uncommon for victims to risk their lives, rather than leave without their pets pets that have been by their sides through some worse moments. >> we wouldn't expect someone to leave a child behind a pet is a member of the family. coming and staying together helps. >> other shelters are using the p a.l.s. programme as a model for its transition. the organization has done a lot of willing work. researching permits, making changes to insurance policies and also modernizations of shelters to accommodate an analyse. >> this is not optional. it's necessary. we want it to become a topic of conversation anywhere. >> jasmine's apartment comes with cages for tony and teresa
toys and donated dog food. out back doggy heaven thanks to a donation from a dog food company. being in a safe place, with a dog park helped her, tony and teresa heal and release anxiety and fear that dripped them all when they arrived. >> it's therapeutic for them. i appreciated that a lot. it was something that to this day that i'm grateful for making a big difference. let's take you live to manila now where pope francis is celebrating mass with millions of worshippers. 10 o'clock in the morning, the pope is making his way through the crowd, embracing many who are there. you see the pontiff there, waving to the millions of people. organizers expect 6 million phil peepos to join the pontiff despite rough weather in the
pass in haiti a political process turned violence. demonstrators hurled rocks at police. they fought back. men were arrested for stealing. demonstrators said they were part of the rally. they called on the president to resign. president martelly blocked legislation that would allow haiti to hold elections. >> the death toll is at 22 from a tug boat that capsized. the new boat was on a test run when it turned over. it took rescuers 14 hours to
rescue three survivors due to harsh weather conditions, and was toed to shallower waters. >> the italian coast guard rescued 300 migrants. emergency services received a distress call about a boat off the libyan coast. and found a second vessel around the italian i would. the first thin had more than 200 on board. rescue workers deployed helicopters to get the passengers to safety. two migrants needed to be air lifted. >> for the first time more than half the public school students live in poverty, that's an average. in some places three out of four children coming from low income families. jonathan betz has more. >> it's lunchtime action at middle school outside of
seattle. nowhere is it easier to see the disparities than in the cafeteria. eight out of 10 kids qualify for subsidised school lunches. >>. it's hard to learn when you are hungry and don't have what ut need at whom. these kids are not alone. for the first time in 50 years, public school students 51% are living in poverty. that means households earning less than $28,000. people like april. the single mother of three girls who struggles. >> the main thing is education. and perseverance. you take a bad situation, and you totally make it right. >> the south is poverty stricken. mississippi has the highest concentration of low income students. 71%, or three out of four kids.
followed by new mexico and louisiana. >> we can't discount raise. those particular places where there are high concentrations of black, and there are high concentrations of poverty, and that's why you see numbers that you do in the south. >> educators worry students are starting kindergarten and will rarely if ever catch up. low income kids are more likely to drop out of school and less likely to go to college. chinook middle school is trying to buck the trend with more training and tutors for kids. >> it is providing inspection for the kids that they can do it. putting a great teacher in front of the students day in day out. >> without changes, people that study the gap between rich and poor say it will grow wider. >> education is an investment in the country.
if we don't educate the poorest among us we are going to pay for it later. coming up on al jazeera america - the new potato that could revolutionize farming and fight hunger around the world. plus rebecca has your forecast. >> there's one way to say ice on the roads, and we'll have specific areas in the morning. i'll show you where coming up.
crowd, embracing many who are there to see him for the mass. organizers say there's about 6 million filipinos who are there. we'll follow the pope's visit throughout the evening. first, let's talk about the forecast at home. it is a chilly icy start to the weekend. >> it has been. there's areas of black ice on the roads in northern alabama. you wouldn't expect to hear about ice on the roads. we have to this morning or the last two mornings in a row where we had problems with cars sliding off, or in areas around interstate 85. in alabama. there's a 7-car pile-up too. now we are going to watch the risk of ice on the roadways move northwards. we expect freezing rain to develop in places around new jersey new york and also for parts of connecticut. you see a little system skirting across the great lakes, bringing
snow to inland michigan. the easy spots that we watch for will be cooler temperatures. we'll have some rain fall developing in a storm system and the way the air is spread up. as the rain falls, it will freeze on the ground. this area of pink is what we are watching. that storm system moving off the coast will develop strong windows. snow is coming down heavily. we see up to a foot of snow a windy mix through kentucky and western virginia. the storm system is developing and rolling up the east coast as
we get through the day tomorrow. it will be a cold rain for places close to the water. let's talk warm rain for the west. this is where we have a storm system moving onshore, where the snow lifts up. bringing in rain fall and wet snow. finally developing in the north cascades of washington. it's in north idaho, where we have the avalanche concerns. it's been issued today. strong winds here. they are just powerfully blowing across the coast. gusts up to 60 miles per hour and move inland. it's blustery in places, especially towards montana. it's windy, and you have the snow coming in on top of it. we have a winter storm warning down across dakota and wyoming, and we have winter weather across north washington and the winds, and the flood warnings.
inland areas, 1-2 inches of rainfall. temperatures are so-called. we'll welcome 5-6 degrees of warming. >> it's sad when you look at 46 in seattle. thank you. >> here is a number to consider. 250 million farmers world eyed live on land affected by salt water. a new innovation may help them grow crops in ways thought impossible. >> reporter: they are week sought and packed. they are not ordinary potato, the exceptional properties could change the lives of farmers worldwide. >> it has a high salt tolerance, we can grow it with salt water upped right dutch conditions. it tastes nicer than an ordinary potato. there's a lot of aromas in it. it's sweeter. until researchers looked into
it it was believed you couldn't grow potatos in soil with a salt reading over 8. if you choose the right variety the amount of potatos you grow may drop but it's a decent quantity. these were irrigated with a 50/50 mix of fresh and sea water. it's estimated 250 million farmers live on salt-affected soils like these. the choice of crop and yooelds have been limited by -- yields have been limited by salt in the soil. >> everywhere thinks salt water and agriculture is not a good combination. but we are proving you can do a lot. you can use celine soils to produce a lot of food. >> it's not just potatos, they are exploring salt resistance in other crops - carriage cabbages tomatoes and straw
fris and look at whether they can be grown on salty mats in salty water. many results fly in the face of advice given to warmers by the united nations fao. everywhere uses the data of the fao. we found varieties of crops will grow better under sal each than anyone thinks is possible. >> currently there is a test crop of a potato in pakistan. 3 million hectares are effected by salt. >> they grow app average of 6-7 tonnes per heck tare. this hopefully will produce 12-20 tonnes and it's of course an enormous jump ahead. >> results from the test are expected next month. a positive outcome could seat the new potato assume a starring role in helping to feed the
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